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Billy Joel fans wish him a happy 70th birthday

Billy Joel performs at Nassau Coliseum on Dec.

Billy Joel performs at Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 21, 1989 during his "Storm Front" concert tour.  Credit: Newsday/John Keating

Long Island’s Piano Man celebrated his 70th birthday on May 9. Newsday marked the milestone by inviting fans to share their best wishes in a big way, with their concert memories, favorite songs and more.

See what they had to say about Billy Joel below.

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It is always amazing for me to see people of all ages at your concerts.

Susie Mooney, New Jersey

Thank you for your incredible music, it's always there for me in good times and bad ❤️

MJ Lovett , Haddonfield, NJ

I can tell you were I was and who I was with and what I was doing the first time I heard my top five favorite Billy Joel songs.

sharon liebelt, New Berlin

We will be with you on May 9. We are in a New York State of mind

Barry and Karen Johnson, London U.K.

Southern-born, but always bad forever, In a NEW YORK STATE OF MIND!

Cheryl Lee, Savannah, GA

The Stranger was the first album I ever bought. I was in first grade.

Gene Colosimo, Carbondale, PA

Nobody talked about Vietnam and the messages I absorbed as a young girl about Vietnam veterans was not a positive one until...

Tara Ford, Lindenhurst

I remember from school. I would be out side drinking until u played Summer time.

Michael Jurgrau, Hicksvilke

Happy Birthday Billy!! I love listening to your music when I am preparing for exams!

Emily Goldfarb, Jenkintown

Always forever will love your music.

Patricia (Olswang) Osteen, Bayport, NY

I have your Autograph on the back of a Crazy Eddie business card

Richard Offermann , Valley Stream

Thanks for all the memories that your songs have given me.

Rubin, Bohemia

My favorite song of yours is scenes from an Italian restaurant because it reminds me of Stangos in Glen Cove.

Joanna Moccia , Glen Cove/ RVV now

You have been from favorite entertainer since I saw you at the Garden in the late ‘70’

Connie Gallagher, St. James/ Mastic NY

Thank you for saving my alma mater, Long Island High School of the Arts in Syosset, with your generous donation!

Michelle Downie, Setauket, NY

Have see you 16 times in concert. You're always great.

Suzan Grace Ingui, Bethpage lsland NY

I was so overwhelmed with excited I cried right there at the table. To see Billy Joel at Madison Square Garden was so amazing.

Michele Esposito , Kings Park, L.I. Now Land O Lakes Fl

We really didn't start the fire, but Long Island gave birth to some of the brightest stars, true gifts to the world, and Mr....

Joyce Horyczun, North Babylon

One of many concerts I have been to, but most memorable was "Storm Front" at Jones Beach when the show was cancelled to to a...

Richard Trzcinski, Levittown NY

There are too many great songs of yours it made it very hard to select just one!

Patricia Hildebrandt, Seattle WA

Happy Birthday! I remember seeing you preform years ago at Max’s Kansas City.

Alan Younger, Greenport, New York

I’ll never grow tired of hearing your songs!

JP, East Setauket

Ah your in your prime 70 years of age—-we love you Billy Happy Birthday

Danielle Lee, Long Island

Billy, I grew up with you and couldn't imagine my life without you. Thank you especially for the song Vienna - it is...

Janice Goldfarb, Levittown NY

Wishing u a very Happy 70th I'm looking forward to see you for the 31st time next Thursday,

Danielle Caparro, Whitestone

Billy you were always nice. Keep Going!!

David Randall, ROCKLEDGE Fl

Probably the most embarrassing moment of my life was meeting you and you were beyond charming about it.

Rickey Richman, Old Bethpage, NY

Billy! Wow Happy 70! You’ll always be a Hicksville kid at heart ❤️

Kenny and Nancy Hammervik, Hicksville

At 69, I’m your contemporary. So rock on Billy and Happy 70th Birthday.

Roland Varriale, Rockville Centre, NY

Happy Birthday.

Ms. Kristen Kennedy, Smithtown

Always loved your music, so much so that we went in a rain storm to your New Years concert on L.I and got soaked!

Robert Austin, Melville,NY

Thank you for creating all the memories I have of my youth

Cindy Criscuoli, New Port Richey, Florida

He was my first concert when I was 16 and I’ve seen him probably 6 or 7 times since.

Denise Klappert, Jericho NY

We thank you for a wonderful concert new years eve .Excellent way to cheer up the crowd!

Ted scholl, Lake grove

Thank you for always helping me forget about life for a while.

John Nugent, Garden City

Billy Joel’s music is what all of my great memories are made from.

Carrie Campis Dugan, West Hempstead

You are a great inspiration to all the new musicians.

Michael Digennaro, Woodbury NY

When I arrived to MSG for your show on my 24th birthday, I was given front row tickets from one of your crew members!

Heather Eckman, Shirley

Grew up with older siblings playing your first four albums with most of the tunes just mind blowing and then The Stranger...

Dan Ludwig, Lindenhurst

AGE WELL. Hope to see you at the Garden soon.

Joseph M. Guerin, West Islip

You may not remember this but I was talking to you on Main St. in East Hampton for about a half hour while my wife and her...

Gerard Loughlin, Bay Shore

Happy Birthday, Billy, from an UPTOWN GIRL who likes downtown boys like you!

Anna Mannarino, NYC

Hey Billy, was there for your 65th birthday, and a few shows since then at MSG.

John Lanari, Mississauga

I have enjoyed many of your concerts and your music has gotten me through some of the roughest spots in my life.

Joanne SanFilippo, Sayville

The Millennium show at MSG in 2000!

Jeff Poland, Amityville

I've lived on Long Island my whole life and bought your very first album when it was released.

Sarah Battaglia, Miller Place

However, there is one song that I listen to on a daily basis as it is a gentle reminder to my daughter who suffers from...

Jim Mowen, Moline, IL

We would love to do some choral arrangements of Billy’s tunes.

Stu Schneider, East Meadow

you always treated me like a friend, means very much to me

Dave Fischer, Oyster Bay

Happy Birthday Bill.

Phil Rafferty, Miller Place

Happy Birthday Billy Joel❤️

Jewel Waul, Selden

Your music and your living on Long Island has been a Beacon to a lot of us.

Clay Suburban Viemeister, Huntington,NY

Happy Birthday Billy!!!

Joe Huber, Hicksville

I live in Georgia, but I will always have the "New York State Of Mind"

Shirley, Augusta

Billy, I am 17 and I have loved your music for a long time.

Brock adams, Hamburg

Discovering and listening to your music growing up has been one of the greatest pleasures of my life and has gotten me...

Sean Bywaters, San Mateo, CA

I saw you 3 more times in bigger halls but that small club was the best.

bob gremme, west sayville ny

Happy birthday but more importantly, it is time to put out a new album of music

Ken Cooke , Manorville

Thank you for providing the soundtrack to my life and my dreams!

Lindsay Wengler, Port Angeles, Washington

I am finally seeing you live on May 9th I will probably cry the whole time!!

Soraya Darquea-Molto, Flushing/Hicksville

Wishing you good health & happiness in the coming years!

Barbara King, Bethpage

While the Night is Still Young was our wedding song in 2002.

Lisa Caldarelli, Smithtown

Best wishes to a local legend!

Catherine lapierre, Hicksville

I was raised on Billy Joel's music and have been listening to it ever since.

Paige, Steubenville, Ohio

Happy Birthday Mr.Piano Man, you don’t look 70 at all!

Peter metzger, Center moriches

Billy I grew up in Westbury and used to come to your backyard and listen to you--knew you would be a star.

linda leff, wesrbury

I have seen Billy over 40 times in concert and am super excited to see him on his 70th bday...

Shira Yacker, Easton PA

Your music, advocacy, philanthropy, and inspiration have been so meaningful.

Marybeth Friscic, Hamburg, NY

Bon anniversaire, Guillaume!!!!

Debra Miller, Colton

Every time things get a little too heavy, I go to you and Springsteen

DrBOP, Kingston ON Canada

Whenever I hear a song from "The Stranger", I always remember my freshman year at college and the whole dorm listening to...

Darlene Becker, Long Beach

The coolest uncool artist I know.

J.D. De Vera, Skokie, IL

My sister bought the Piano Man album when we were teenagers and we were hooked.

Terri MacGilvray, Fresh Meadows

Yours was the first concert I took my children to see and they are now in there 40s.

Rachel Filomeno, MEDFORD

Love listening to your music, you are truly the best!!!

Kathi Apsch, Islip, NY

Thanks for contributing so much to the fabric of our lives with your music.

Karin M Bennett, Somerset

I love you billy, enough to name my daughter leyna.

Wesley john, Tampa

Thank you for saving my life kind of.

Barbara Rudish , Holbrook,NY

I love you just the way you are.

Judy Frankel, East Meadow

I'm more likely to wish a Happy Birthday to Liberty DeVitto, Russell Javors, and Richie Cannata!!

Denise P. Shea, Smithtown